What does a Senior Compliance Analyst do?

Compliance analysts coordinate the operations within companies and organizations to ensure they are in compliance with local, federal, and state government regulations. As the gatekeeper of compliance both inside and outside the company, they work to ensure that the activities at their employer adhere to the guidelines established by either the government or nonprofit entities that regulate them.

Compliance analysts plan and coordinate the operational activities within a company or organization to ensure compliance with governmental regulations and ordinances they work in settings including schools, hospitals, corporations, and nonprofits. They ensure that all policies and procedures are implemented and well-documented and perform internal reviews to identify compliance problems that call for further or formal attention. They are responsible for the development of risk management strategies at the organization to help avoid non-compliance, and they are fluent in industry compliance regulations and policies and stay in contact with compliance regulators. Compliance analysts need a bachelor’s degree and related field experience as well as writing, communication, and computer skills.

EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.7 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.5 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Senior Compliance Analyst Salaries

Average Base Pay

$91,763 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$72K
Median: $92K
$116K
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Senior Compliance Analyst Career Path

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“I enjoyed the work and found it fun to interact with people from the public that were nice.”

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Apr 14, 2020

“Apparently my sales performance wasn't good enough and I wasn't focusing on my role.”

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Aug 3, 2020

“Work/life balance is highly encouraged and I do not feel like a slave to my work.”

SpotlessSpotless
Payroll Officer
Feb 21, 2021

“No team spirit and definitely one of the worst team I have worked for in my 17 year career.”

HealthEquity Inc.HealthEquity Inc.
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Jun 3, 2020

“HSA is the only benefit option which is not great for people with children and/or health issues.”

Husky Energy
Senior Document Control Lead
Aug 1, 2019

“No recognition for ANY of the work I do as the ONLY document control for 6 projects.”

Allegheny Health NetworkAllegheny Health Network
Research Compliance Specialist
Feb 18, 2021

“I have been given many opportunities to gain experience in desired areas within my field.”

Bank of AmericaBank of America
Compliance Specialist
Feb 20, 2021

“Job security if you do your job well and opportunities to grow your career is you do your job exceedingly well and build relationships.”

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Frequently asked questions about the roles and responsibilities of a senior compliance analyst

When working as a senior compliance analyst, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Audit, SOX, CISSP CISM, Excellent Organizational, and Excellent Communication.

The most similar professions to senior compliance analyst are:
  • Compliance Auditor
  • Compliance Officer
  • Public Affairs Specialist
  • Communications Coordinator

The most common qualifications to become a senior compliance analyst include a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 years of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.